How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home (the Easy Way)

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With the cost to paint a house’s exterior averaging about $2,500 nationally, homeowners longing for a new look may be considering their DIY options. You don’t need to be particularly handy to make your home’s exterior look like new. All you need is some spare time between now and summer. You can wash your house in a day, prep it … Read More

Smart and Sustainable In-Home Technology to Reduce Utility Costs

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The financial and environmental costs of using utilities add up fast. In many cases – and we’re all guilty of this – we don’t realize how much we’re consuming until the utility bill shows up. We scratch our heads and think, “wow, there’s no way I used 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity this month.” (The average U.S. household uses that much … Read More

#270: Turning Your Primary Residence Into 40 Units & Financial Independence with Amy Arata

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Plenty of people can purchase a house to live in. But how can you leverage that single home into many more real estate deals—enough to achieve financial independence? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast  we sit down with Amy Arata, a real estate investor and former molecular geneticist who shares how she eventually turned a live-in flip into 40 … Read More

Quiz: Should You Renovate Your Home or Sell?

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Most homeowners have that one thing about their home that they wish were different. “My house would be perfect if it just had one more bathroom.” “I love my house – except for the kitchen layout.” “If I had more storage space, I could live here forever.” For some owners, their home’s fatal flaw exists outside the four walls. Maybe … Read More

#268: Acquiring 20 Long-Distance Rental Homes (on a Military Salary!) with Rich Carey

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Many people feel that, because their local market isn’t great for rental property cash flow, they can’t invest. Don’t tell that to today’s guest, because for the past decade, he’s been doing that while working full-time in the US Military! Today’s guest is Rich Carey, who shares with us his strategy of buying rentals in one location… despite living in … Read More

Despite Record-High Costs, New Home Construction Showed Modest Growth in the Fourth Quarter

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Repurpose Your Rope: 3 Decorative DIYs to Try

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These projects are as beautiful as they are budget-friendly, and best of all, you can easily make them in one afternoon. Ready to learn the ropes? Macrame rope curtain Modern, yet rustic. Warm, yet airy. And perfect for the doorway of your choosing. Supplies Scissors Tension rod   Masking tape  400 feet of 1/4-inch diamond braided nylon rope Instructions Pick … Read More

#267: From Professional Soccer Player to Rental Property Investor with Nat Borchers

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How does a world-class soccer star set himself up for a lifetime of financial freedom? Rental properties! That’s the story on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Nat “The Beard” Borchers to learn how he built a sizable portfolio of rental properties while traveling the country (and the world!) as a professional athlete. Nat shares … Read More

#266: How We Used a Partnership to Buy 900 Units with Jake and Gino

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We’re not going to lie: It was hard to come up with a title for this episode because we covered SO much—productivity strategies, morning routines, growing from zero to 900 units, partnerships, 1031 exchanges. Whether you are a top performing real estate expert or still looking for your first, you’ll leave this interview challenged, encouraged, and fired up to make … Read More